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Notebook: Billy Preston Signs Deal to Play for Cavs in Summer League

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KU, MU, K-State target Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, son of Lester Earl, leaves Miege
Over the course of the next several weeks, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will be one of the most heavily sought-after high school basketball players in the country.

Lakers like Svi's shooting; Graham wears KU tie to Hornets' media session
“He’s a 20-year-old player that was really one of the best knock-down shooters we had in our building during the draft process. Beautiful stroke … stretched the floor … and a tough guy,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka told Los Angeles media members after the Lakers made Mykhailiuk the 47th pick in the draft (17th pick of Round 2) on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.

'No. 1 LeBron fan' Billy Preston to play for Cavs' summer league team in Vegas
Former University of Kansas basketball power forward Billy Preston, who was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League. The league runs July 6-17 at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.

Here's what the last two days were like for KU's Devonté Graham
Just a few minutes earlier, she'd watched her son Devonté Graham run out of the room to celebrate being taken with the 34th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. He'd jumped and danced with about 50 friends and family members at the JB Duke Hotel in Durham, N.C., even recording snippets on his iPhone to share with the world on social media.

The good and the bad of Malik Newman's two-way contract | Tale of the Tait |
While the two-way contracts provide a better opportunity for players in a financial sense, — they’ll make the pro-rated rookie minimum for every day they’re with Los Angeles, which could exceed $200,000 if they’re up for all 45 days — they also limit the opportunity to make the jump to just one team. In the past, players in the NBA’s Developmental League could be signed to an NBA contract by any franchise. Now, with the creation of the two-way contracts, which essentially serve as two extra roster spots for NBA teams, only the franchise that the player has a deal with can bring you up to the big leagues.

Report: Former Jayhawk Billy Preston agrees to join the Cleveland Cavaliers | Tale of the Tait |
On Saturday evening, nearly two full days after the completion of the 2018 draft, Shams Charania, of Yahoo Sports, reported that Preston had signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Chris Thompson tied for sixth heading into final round of Wichita Open |
Chris Thompson rebounded from a slow start Saturday to finish strong and heads into the final round of the Wichita Open in a four-way tie for sixth, five strokes behind leader Scott Pinckney.

Other Sports

Clayton Kershaw of Los Angeles Dodgers starts strong, then struggles in 3-inning return from DL
Kershaw came off the disabled list and allowed two runs in three innings against the New York Mets. He threw 55 pitches, starting out strong before laboring through his final inning in an 8-3 win.

Sweden boss Janne Andersson accuses Germany bench of 'rubbing in' win
Sweden coach Janne Andersson hit out at the German bench for "rubbing in" their victory as they celebrated Toni Kroos' stoppage-time winner in Germany's 2-1 World Cup Group F triumph on Saturday.

Carmelo Anthony of Oklahoma City Thunder won't exercise early termination option on contract
With the deadline passing Saturday, Carmelo Anthony did not exercise the early termination option on the final year of his contract to join the 2018 free-agent class.

Oregon State Beavers defeat Mississippi State Bulldogs to reach College World Series finals
Oregon State will face Arkansas for the national championship in college baseball after the Beavers won their fourth straight game at the College World Series -- a 5-2 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night.

Other Sports

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Got A Response From James Corden About 'Uncomfortable' Carpool Karaoke
James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show has been popular enough with audiences to get its own spinoff series, but Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl hinted last year the skit may not be that popular with the guests. Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters described the experience as overly long and uncomfortable in an interview that made the whole thing sound far less fun than it looked on television. Grohl recently revealed Corden reached out to him not long after those comments circulated around the web, and said the host was not too happy:

The Game Of Thrones cast finally managed to throw a wedding without anybody getting murdered
Defying the series’ tradition of Red, Purple, and presumably other-colored Weddings that end with somebody inevitably getting their throat slit or literally puking out their own guts, the cast of Game Of Thrones have finally managed to watch someone get married without anybody being murdered. It probably helped that the nuptials in question—between Kit “Jon Snow” Harington and Rose “You know nothing, Jon Snow” Leslie—took place in the real world, instead of the homicide-happy fields of Westeros.

A French Teenager Was Detained By ICE For Two Weeks After Accidentally Jogging Over The U.S.-Canada Border
Cedella Roman, a 19-year-old French woman who was visiting her mother in British Columbia last month, was arrested by US Border Patrol and detained for two weeks by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after she accidentally crossed the U.S.-Canada border while jogging.

Toilet Racing Is The Surprisingly Competitive Field You Never Knew Existed
The world is full of iniquities, curiosities, and people who want to push boundaries we never even knew were set there in the first place. It is on that note that I’d like to introduce you to the surprisingly competitive world of toilet racing.